x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Last-minute festive gift ideas

Don't worry if you haven't managed to do all your Christmas shopping just yet. Check out these fabulous festive gift ideas.

A picture frame from the Neo Nawab collection of wall art from Urban Yogi. Courtesy Urban Yogi
A picture frame from the Neo Nawab collection of wall art from Urban Yogi. Courtesy Urban Yogi

Going Dutch

The Dutch Design Chair is made entirely out of corrugated cardboard but can support up to 200kg of weight. Go figure. Produced in the Netherlands, it is practical, environmentally friendly and can double up as a stool or a cool side table. It comes in a number of different designs and makes a great present for both adults and children.

Dh165, Sofa Studio, Al Quoz, Dubai

Circus act

We absolutely love the India Circus by Krsna Mehta collection with its eye-popping colours and bold, Indian-inspired motifs, brought to the UAE by The Urban Yogi, which is currently showcasing its wares in a pop-up shop in Dubai Marina Mall. The Neo Nawab collection of wall art, with its stunning Mughal era emblems, is definitely worth checking out for its gift-worthy credentials.

Dh600, The Urban Yogi, www.theurbanyogi.me

Super charged

When it comes to gifting, you can't go wrong with a gadget or two. The JBL PowerUp is a colourful speaker that doubles up as a wireless charger, so you can power up your phone while playing your tunes. All you have to do is place an NFC-compatible phone or Qi device on top of the speaker and you're good to go.

Dh1,295, from all major electronic retail outlets across the UAE

Luxe leathers

Harvey Nichols Dubai is now stocking a range of luxurious stationery and travel accessories. The new collection features leather diaries, pocket books, cardholders, travel tags and passport holders in rich gold, red and pink faux-snakeskin finishes. We like the pocket books best.

Leather pocket books, Dh75 each, Harvey Nichols Dubai, Level 3, Mall of the Emirates

A taste of Turkey

Give your loved ones a taste of traditional Arab hospitality by presenting them with this dinky set of handmade Turkish coffee cups. The delicate, turquoise-coloured ceramic cups come in a set of six and are presented on a 34cm copper tray. The perfect gift for visiting relatives, perhaps?

Zevk Tray, Dh685, www.anjelique.me